Police are looking to locate Auckland man Turiarangi Tai as part of the investigation into the death of a 22-year-old woman in Counties Manukau.

Chozyn Koroheke received a fatal gunshot wound on Tuesday evening at an address in Pakuranga Heights.

Police have recovered a shotgun.

Police are still working to establish exactly what happened at the address but it is believed it is a domestic-related incident.


Police have recovered a firearm from the scene but are still making inquiries as to whether this was the gun used in the incident.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Tiernan said Chozyn's death was a complete tragedy for her family.

"A 22-year-old woman has lost her life and her family is grieving for her," he said.

"Police and Victim Support are supporting them through this difficult time.

"Turiarangi now needs to do the right thing and hand himself into police."

Tiernan said anyone who may be assisting him to evade arrest could also face prosecution.

"We will be taking this type of behaviour very seriously," he said.

Auckland man Turiarangi Tai. Photo / Supplied
Auckland man Turiarangi Tai. Photo / Supplied

Turiarangi, 22, has nine warrants for his arrest for a number of charges including unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, wilful damage and failing to stop for police.


Tiernan said these are not related to the homicide investigation.

"We have made a number of inquiries to locate Turiarangi but are now asking anyone who knows where he may be to please contact police immediately," he said.

"We believe that Turiarangi could be in the possession of a firearm and should not be approached.

Police leave the scene on Pakuranga Road where a woman died Tuesday evening. Photo / Greg Bowker
Police leave the scene on Pakuranga Road where a woman died Tuesday evening. Photo / Greg Bowker

If you know where he is then please call 111 immediately,."

Turiarangi has links across Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation team is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Brett Shields on 09 261 1300.